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Mike Brown and Colton Haaker confirmed for 2016 Tennessee Knockout Enduro

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team of Mike Brown (@browniemx) and Colton Haaker (@coltonhaaker) will be competing at the 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout. The sixth annual TKO will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee on Sunday, August 21st.

Brown, a Tennessee native won the 2011 and 2012 TKO events to the delight of his home state fans. The former Motocross champion that has successfully converted to off-road competition can never be counted out for the win in tough conditions. He proved that in 2012 when he recovered from nearly being eliminated in the multi-round knockout format to come back and take the win:

Mike Brown 2016 Husqvarna Team

Haaker captured the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship earlier this year so his skills and speed on difficult obstacles are without question. Haaker is also a multi-time AMA EnduroCross main event winner and took the 2015 King of the Motos win. He has competed at several previous TKO events but has so far been unable to make it up onto the podium and will be looking to change that for 2016:

Colton Haaker 2016 Husqvarna Team

Look for more top riders to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Unqualified Expert/Pro and amateur riders race on Saturday with the top finishers earning the opportunity to move on to the Sunday Expert Knockout rounds. On Sunday, riders will compete in a very tough and spectator friendly four-round Knockout racing format.

Cody Webb and Taylor Robert confirmed for 2016 Tennessee Knockout Enduro

The FMF KTM Factory Racing (@ktmfactoryracing) team of Cody Webb (@codywebb2) and Taylor Robert (@taylor_robert33) have confirmed that they will be back to participate at the sixth annual Kenda Tennessee Knockout (TKO). The event will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee on Sunday, August 21st.

Webb is the three-time defending champion of the Kenda Tennessee Knockout and will be looking to make it four in a row. He came out on top of an epic battle with the UK’s Jonny Walker to take the 2015 win. Webb is also the two-time and current AMA EnduroCross champion and is arguably America’s best Extreme Enduro racer. Any rider that wants to take the TKO title will have to contend with Cody Webb.

Taylor Robert is an Arizona native that has proven very adaptable to all forms of off-road motorcycle racing. He has won the WORCS championship, been the top American at the ISDE, won EnduroCross events and has finished on the podium in all three of his attempts at the Kenda Tennessee Knockout. After two seconds and a third, he is looking to stand on the top of the podium in 2016.

Look for more top riders to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Cody Webb has full Factory KTM support for 2016 and will be looking to win his fourth TKO in a row:

Cody Webb KTM 2016

Taylor Robert will be back for a fourth attempt at winning the TKO. He has finished on the podium in every attempt so far:

Taylor Robert KTM 2016

Pre-qualified riders confirmed for 2016 KENDA Tennessee Knockout

The sixth annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT, will take place on August 20-21, 2016. KTM’s Cody Webb (@codywebb2) won an epic battle with the UK’s Jonny Walker (jonnywalker_22) to take the 2015 TKO title. Webb will face stiff competition for the 2016 event as a huge list of the top off-road racers from around the world have vowed to challenge Webb for the largest piece of the $10,000 purse.

TKO 2015 Webb - Brehob Photo

The KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout uses a unique four-round Knockout race format that is challenging for the riders and entertaining for the fans. The amazing Trials Training Center facility allows for easy access to the race action.

The top five finishers at the previous TKO events have included riders from EnduroCross, Trials, National Enduro, GNCC, WORCS and even the Enduro World Championship. So it is a great mix of backgrounds facing off on an extremely challenging course with a large purse on the line.

Pre-qualified riders get a free entry into the Sunday program. These riders earn an invite based top results in several major US or International off-road motorcycle race events. On Saturday, those riders that did not already earn an invite can challenge themselves on the course with the top finishers earning their own invite to the Sunday Knockout rounds.

The following riders have earned invites for the 2016 KENDA Tennessee Knockout:

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2015 KENDA Tennessee Knockout video highlights

Check out this 6-minute video of highlights from the TKO pro races last Sunday:

Cody Webb came out on top of an epic battle with Jonny Walker to take the 2015 KENDA Tennessee Knockout win. Photo by Ryan Brehob:

Cody Webb, Photo by Ryan Brehob

Jonny Walker has been almost unbeatable in 2015 but had to settle for second at the Tennessee Knockout. He said he will be back looking for a win in 2016. Photo by Larry Mayo:

Jonny Walker, Photo by Larry Mayo

Taylor Robert had a solid day, setting the fastest time in two of the Knockout rounds but an early mistake in the main event took him out of contention for the win. But he recovered to round out the podium. Photo by Ryan Brehob:

Jonny Walker, Photo by Larry Mayo

Full race recap here and results here.